Photographer and interiors stylist Kjerstis Lykke lives on the island of Tonsberg in the Norwegian archipelago; her kitchen features all sorts of genius—and economical—storage ideas, most of them easily replicated with a quick trip to the hardware store. For more ideas, go to Kjerstis Lykke.
Above: A branch propped between two shelf supports makes an instant kitchen storage rail with the addition of S hooks.
Above: Black drinking straws—why didn't we think of that? A box of 250 Black Jumbo Solo Drinking Straws is $9.95 at Amazon. Also, black labels look chic affixed to storage jars.
Above: A length of twine strung between two shelf supports makes a tea towel holder.
Above: Undercounter hooks serve as tea towel holders.
Above: Small wooden crates function as countertop clutter containers.
Above: A DIY message center on the side of the fridge; to source the elements, go to Design Sleuth: Hanging Chalkboard.